ACDI/VOCA – Temporary Senior Accountant.

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Job Vacancy: Temporary Senior Accountant

Program Background: The USAID Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems (LMS) Leader with Associates (LWA) program is focused on strengthening community resilience and overcoming poverty, household hunger and chronic undernutrition through expanded and viable economic opportunities; improved systems, institutions, governance; and human capital.

The Program comprises Leader and Associate Awards with the objective to maximize local capacity to plan and manage integrated resilience programming and foster collaboration with other implementers to achieve significant and lasting social change.

Summary: The accountant is responsible for the implementation of accounting tasks, policies and procedures for the USAID-funded ACDI/VOCA programs, including but not limited to the responsibilities outlined below. The position will be based in Nairobi.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Accountant will perform the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Oversee financial transactions, activities and monitor financial compliance with ACDI VOCA and USAID requirements.
  • Prepare accounting vouchers (vendor vouchers), ensure that all supporting documentation (invoices and receipts) are attached, and the correct account & project codes used.
  • Review vendor payments and verify that every release of funds is backed-up by adequate supporting documents (e.g., quotes, invoice, delivery notes) and has been authorized before submitting to Chief of Party (COP) or other authorized signatory.
  • Record vendor vouchers/payments and petty cash vouchers in the QuickBooks accounting system and ensure that the transactions are properly coded per the ACDI VOCA chart of Accounts.
  • Record payroll transactions for staff monthly and prepare payroll reconciliations before month close.
  • Withhold withholding tax and VAT from vendor payments and remit the same to Kenya Revenue Authority as per the Act.
  • Perform other finance related duties as assigned by the Director of Finance.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field.
  • CPA/ACCA or equivalent certification.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in financial management or equivalent.
  • Sufficient knowledge of accounting standards and government of Kenya tax laws and regulations.
  • Good administrative and organizational skills; record keeping and filing systems.
  • Good problem solver, self-starter and innovative, good communication, leadership and reporting skills.
  • Experience with USAID project procedures, policies and compliance requirements are highly preferred.
  • A strong command on Microsoft Office Word, Excel, QuickBooks and other relevant computer applications.
  • Fluency in English required.

Period of Performance: 4 months ( 1st November 2021– 28th February 2022)

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume to no later than September 30, 2021.

In the subject line, please include the position title.




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